Negro Sinful Songs (studio album) by Lead Belly

Negro Sinful Songs by Lead Belly
Year: 1939
Overall rank: 5,861st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 38 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1939 (1st)
Award Best album of the 1930s (1st)
Award Best albums of all time (5,861st)
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Negro Sinful Songs is ranked 2nd best out of 46 albums by Lead Belly on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Lead Belly is The Midnight Special (And Other Southern Prison Songs) which is ranked number 4383 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 315.

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The Midnight Special (And Other Southern Prison Songs)Negro Sinful SongsSongs By Lead Belly: Accompanied By Sonny Terry

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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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90/100
From 06/09/2020 14:45
Incredible work. I'm so happy the technology existed at the time to allow this to be made.
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From 04/08/2020 18:47
Highlights:

Poor Howard / Green Corn
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From 10/21/2018 00:29
A raw and distressing collection of work songs from Huddie William Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly. The importance of this record should not be understated.
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From 02/20/2018 16:40
Influential blues with an authentic feel for the era.
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From 01/29/2018 18:11
Woah. Completely blew me away, especially that last track.
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From 10/05/2015 14:55
can't find this album
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1. Negro Sinful Songs by Lead Belly
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